January 19, 2015 (New York, New York) — We are excited to e-nnounce our new partnership with SymbalooEDU!
SymbalooEDU is a resource management tool that helps teachers and students curate and organize the best of the web. Its features enable educators to encourage student-to-student communications and promote innovation while maintaining simplicity in teaching. With SymbalooEDU educators can save their teaching resources in the cloud and access them from any device.
With the new partnership, SymbalooEDU launched a GoEnnounce tile, recommending educators to use GoEnnounce to teach Digital Citizenship. Teachers can place the GoEnnounce tile into their own dashboard and easily access GoEnnounce directly through SymbalooEDU, every day. SymbalooEDU has also enhanced their Student Certification by launching two GoEnnounce tiles as part of the Digital Citizenship Student Certification steps students must complete to become certified. The first step ask students to read a GoEnnounce article on Why a Postive Digital Footprint is Important. The second step takes students directly to GoEnnounce, encouraging them to create GoEnnounce Student Pages starting a more Positive Digital Footprint.
Thomas Hauser, Director of Operations and Marketing at SymbalooEDU, knows that digital citizenship is crucial to a student’s success: “In this day and age, students have an enormous opportunity to collaborate with their peers online and create positive social media impact. GoEnnounce provides a platform on which students can build their personal and professional brands while supporting one another, and SymbalooEDU is proud to support the digital citizenship initiative.”
SymbalooEDU allows teachers and students to create their own personal learning environments. On SymbalooEDU educators create their own personal dashboards, called “webmixes”, by adding their own resources, or using academic subject-specific webmixes shared by educators around the world. Top tools like TeacherTube, Slideshare, Google Docs, Flickr and more are fully embeddable. Teachers organize their lesson plans, top websites and work with students. Students can take a Student Certification to utilize SymbalooEDU in the classroom with their teacher. The Student Certification teaches lessons in bullying, digital citizenship, copyright education, how to do research and more. The Student Certification educates students about the importance of a respectful handling of technology and the internet.
GoEnnounces provides a safe social space for students to e-nnounce academic & extracurricular status updates. Students highlight awards and honors, showcase schoolwork, achievements and projects, and raise money for educational goals and expenses. A student’s followers can provide mentorship by responding with likes, comments or rewards. Each Student Page becomes a student’s own personal URL, helping students foster a positive social media presence and develop their college and career readiness.
The GoEnnounce Team